How to Reinstall Windows Settings?

By Puja Chatterjee on April 29, 2023

The Windows Settings app may be reinstalled on your PC by using different commands in PowerShell or Command Prompt when you want it to open properly and not close or crash.

This is an article that will guide you through the process.


Why Do You Have to Reinstall the Windows Settings App?

You will need to reinstall the Windows Settings app when it is not opening or working properly.

You may also need to reinstall it after updating your outdated operating system, just to make sure that there are no compatibility issues so that the app keeps closing on your Windows PC.

Ways to Reinstall the Windows Settings App

How to Reinstall Windows Settings

Using the Command Prompt or PowerShell to run a few specific commands is one of the best ways to reinstall the app on your PC.

A command will re-register the app altogether, while the other will first remove all of the built-in apps and then reinstall them, including Windows Settings.

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You can also perform a system restore. This will restore your computer to an earlier state when the app was installed and working properly.

Method 1: Re-register the Windows Settings App

Registering the Windows Settings app afresh will reinstall it on your PC.


Get-AppxPackage windows.immersivecontrolpanel | Reset-AppxPackage

This will take some time. Wait until the process is complete. When it is done, restart your computer for the changes to take effect and the Windows Settings app to be reinstalled.

Method 2: Reinstall the Windows Built-in Apps

You may terminate and then reinstall the built-in apps of Windows on your PC. This will remove all apps and then install them again. In the process, the Windows Settings app will also be reinstalled.

Once again, you will need to run a specific command for it.


Again, let the process complete, and then restart your computer.


So, as it is evident from this article, you will need to run a couple of commands on your PC to reinstall the Windows Settings app.

Remember, resetting the app will not reinstall it in the true sense. It will simply remove the corrupt data and refresh it.

However, it is good to reset the app before reinstalling.